Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ode To Helena Bonham Carter

Yes, I have been on break but I AM BACK with a new feature. An Ode to talent. First off Helena Bonham Carter.

I just watched Deathly Hallow Part 1 cause I had not seen it and I wanted to see the second part in the theater. She scared the crap out of me as Bellatrix Lestrange. Truly terrifying and just right.  Then I got to thinking........

 My first exposure to her was in Howard's End and she was sweet, naive, and stunning.  I loved that film.  In fact it was one of my first film loves and I think I watched it fifty times.  Helena, Emma, Anthony, Vanessa.  Sigh.  But I digress.

Of course, I just recently I saw her steely performance in The King's Speech as the Queen.  There was a woman with backbone and Helena caught it just right.  Is there nothing this woman can't do?  Anyone else love the scene where she was drinking tea in the therapist house and his wife came home.  As a movie buff and Austen fan, I got a special little thrill in seeing Darcy and Elizabeth reunited.  But I digress.  Again.

Not to mention how incredibly prolific she is. Holy Smokes! I just went to look up the name of a quirky movie I saw her in where she played a flighty Jewish mother and I couldn't find it in the long long list.

Okay, so I did eventually find it.  It is a fun little film called Sixty Six.  I might do a review of that soon so consider this is little preview.

So here is a toast to Helena!  We are glad you have graced us with your talent.


  1. Nice to see you posting again, Kelly!

    I recently watched both A Room With a View, and The King's Speech, and remember having a similar thought: what an amazingly versatile actress she is!

  2. So glad to see you back, Kelly!

    Loved her in The King's Speech.

  3. I was just telling hubby how thoroughly impressed I was with her ability to make me think she WAS Hermione during that particular HP scene in Deathly Hallows 2. Brilliant.

  4. Love it! I've been a fan since Lady Jane. I even had the movie poster on my wall in high school, although that probably had more to do with Cary Elwes.